Soundbites: Smashing Pumpkins Reignite Pavement Feud, Grinderman Track, Katy Perry & more!

In today’s Soundbites, our quick take on news, reviews and tabloid gossip, Foo Fighters are added to an impressive Isle Of Wight line-up, Billy Corgan rakes up the past on Twitter and there’s a live version of Grinderman’s latest single. Also, Katy Perry does her best Gwyneth Paltrow impression and a new Joe Strummer biopic could be in the works.


Foo Fighters have been confirmed as the second headliners for next year’s Isle Of Wight festival, and will follow reformed Pulp on the Saturday night. As previously reported, Kings Of Leon have been confirmed to headline the first day of the event which will take place between June 10th-12th.

Never short of a word or two, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been setting his sights on the recently reformed Pavement, reigniting a war of words which began back in the Nineties. Referencing a previous insult from Pavement, Corgan wrote on Twitter: “Funny how those who pointed the big finger of ‘sell out’ are the biggest offenders now… yawn. They have no love.”

Worm Tamer‘, the latest single from Grinderman, the side-venture comprising of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds members, is released later this month. Check out a live version of the brooding, darkly rock n roll track from Later…with Jools Holland.

Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars is probably the benchmark by which all other sobbing acceptance speeches are judged, and recently popstar Katy Perry has chosen a slightly less prestigious ceremony to indulge in her own spot of blubbing. Before performing a track at the Radio 1 Teen Awards, Perry tearfully told the crowd: “I’m allowed to be emotional. Thank you so much for supporting me in this song because it means so much to me.”

The team behind the brilliant Ian Dury biopic ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll‘ are said to be ready to produce a new film documenting the life of Clash legend Joe Strummer, who sadly passed away back in 2002. No actors have yet been confirmed for the project which is being led by the UK’s Film Four, though producers Damian Jones and Simon Halfon are both said to be signed up.

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